Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
57%
US States Represented
30
Countries Represented
31
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
Hispanic
10%
White
20%
Multiracial
7%
Unknown
2%
Student Organizations
31
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
99%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lion
School Colors
blue, white, and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
38
Total Female Athletes
47
Intramural Sports
10
Sports Club
10
Sports Team (Men)
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.36 Average Rating
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the cost of room and board, so students do not have to pay money for food. Each meal is all-you-can-eat, and there are three stations so that students can choose from several options. It also provides salad bars, ice cream, soup, dessert, and beverages! Because we have many international students, the cafeteria offer various international foods!!
Momo
Our wonderful dining hall is a buffet style, and students are able to get breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays, brunch and dinner on weekends. We have food from Bon Apetit. You can check our cafeteria menu at http://soka.cafebonappetit.com/.
from Aliso Viejo, CA
My experience at the Bistro was a challenging because I have a lot of allergies so the three meal choices left me with eating salad or cereal a lot of days. However, the staff are pretty accommodating and will fix you whatever you want if you have dietary issues. The international cuisine is great but they also have American staples like burgers and fries (my favorite).
Ellyssa from Renton, WA
Our cafeteria has lots of international selections and that's the best part I really like. The rotation of the selections are really good. Three meals are offered everyday and students can bring the food back to their dorm, so I can make soon tofu from tofu, kimchi, meat, and rice from cafeteria as well! We have a lot of international students, so you get to be invited to ethnic food party sometimes.
Nobuyo from Aliso Viejo, CA
the fee of the students' food is already included in the room and board so we do not have to worry about the food money every month. also, it is the style of all-you-can-eat buffet. they serve different kind of food each time so we will not be sick of it. they really cook delicious food.
ya-chien from aliso viejo, ca
Food is really good. Really good. They don't forget on vegans and other people with different 'eating habits' as well.
Jaroslav from Aliso Viejo, CA
The cafeteria on campus is great, as it provides all students with three meals every day. All meals are all-you-can-eat, and the price is included in the room & board fees, so you don't have to pay on a daily basis. Furthermore, Orange County has a nice restaurant scene, and you can find many different dining options in the surrounding communities.
H
The buffet at the Soka bistro is one of the reasons I came here. Food from cultures all over the world is served here. Generally, there are 3 options every meal, as well as a made-to-order grill where you can ask for Stir Fry, Cheeseburger, quesadillas, etc. Miso soup is served every day, and the Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Potato, etc soups are awesome. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are ridiculously tasty.
Anon from Aliso Viejo, CA